Bush Eluma B1 8inch IPS Quad Core 2GB RAM 32GB Windows Tablet  £55.24  argos/ebay
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Bush Eluma B1 8inch IPS Quad Core 2GB RAM 32GB Windows Tablet £55.24 argos/ebay

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Found 24th Jul 2016
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• 32 gb internal storage expandable to 64 gb.
• 1280x800 ips screen
• 1.8GHz Intel intel baytrail 3735g quad core processor.
• 2GB RAM

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Seems like a good deal OP.

Here's a review from the reputable 'Test Pit' site of the machine when it cost 79.99 back in November last year.

15 NOVEMBER 2015
REVIEW: BUSH ELUMA B1 WINDOWS TABLET

To B1, or not to B1.

Budget tablets... should you even bother? That is a question you may have asked yourself when shopping around for a new slate – should you save up the pennies and buy an expensive model from one of the leading tech firms, or take your chances with something cheaper? One tablet that may help you to zero in on a decision is the Bush Eluma B1 Windows Tablet.

This is a budget tablet (ie. Under £100) weighing in with an eight inch screen and coming preloaded with Windows 8 (which can be immediately updated to Windows 10 should you wish). The fact that this is a Windows tablet might have already put many off; those who preferring the familiar comfort and larger app stores of Android and iOS. But, as we've said before about Windows tablets, give this a chance and you might be surprised by what you get.

The Bush Eluma B1 Windows Tablet features pretty respectable stats: the screen is 1200 x 800, the device itself is just 9mm thick, and there are 2 GB of RAM working away inside there. Furthermore it has a 1.8GHz Intel quad-core processor and 32 GB of internal storage, expandable to 64 GB thanks to the Micro SD card port. So far, so good – especially considering this all costs less than £80.



We've mentioned before that we believe eight inch tablets are the best size for a slate; small enough to actually use comfortably, while possessing a big enough screen to make watching films and TV worth it. The Bush Eluma B1 Windows Tablet is no exception, and in the general day to day use of emailing, browsing the net, checking Twitter, and watching YouTube, it performed very well. The screen resolution is perfect for a device of this size, while the both the weight and general dimensions made it easy to use 'in hand'.

Having 2 GB of RAM installed certainly helped with that, and although we were surprised to get that amount in a tablet at this price, it could still have performance limits pushed. Run several apps at once and quickly flip between different web pages and you will notice some lag, but nothing to ruin your day and certainly not enough to cause a crash. After heavily testing this thing for about a week now, we've been unable to force it to completely sputter and die – something we, unfortunately, have come to associate with Windows Mobile devices.



So if you're intending to get this and use it to tweet pictures of your dinner, have arguments with strangers on Facebook, and watch YouTube links to funny cat videos your auntie has forwarded on to you (you know, normal internet stuff), you'll be fine – and you'll enjoy the ride as well. Sure, there aren't as many apps available in the Windows Store as you'll find on other devices (what the hell happened to Netflix?), but Windows 10 actually makes up for much of that by making the web page viewing experience quite pleasurable. And, of course, as this is Windows, you'll have access to Microsoft's Office packages such as Word. Couple this baby to a Bluetooth keyboard and you have yourself a very capable and reliable laptop-alternative.

So a solid bit of engineering at a very respectable price... just a shame that Bush have buddied up to Microsoft for it.

£79.99


heat added

Was interested but no HDMI so out. Also, link shows £65 so cold.

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The Lone Ranger

Was interested but no HDMI so out. Also, link shows £65 so cold.


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The Lone Ranger

Was interested but no HDMI so out. Also, link shows £65 so cold.



​D'uh - look at the total lower right and you'll see they've taken off £9.75 discount. It helps to open eyes before mouth. Thanks OP, heat added although shame it's Windows, might have gone for it if was Android.

Edited by: "errrr2" 24th Jul 2016

The Lone Ranger

Was interested but no HDMI so out. Also, link shows £65 so cold.



Yowsers - I never knew about the HDMI (or lack thereof). I would withdraw my heat if I could. Sorry OP.

Just for future reference: some devices (mobiles) have a technology called MHL that allows the USB to display to HDMI via an adapter. MHL adapter

To see if a device has MHL built in here is a list from the MHL website.
MHL enhanced devices

This Bush Eluma 8 doesn't have MHL.

Edited by: "antomac1001" 24th Jul 2016

Great little budget tablet BUT no HDMI on a Windows device is unforgivable

Does anyone know if these would be eligible to upgrade to win10 for free? or am I remembering correctly that that's no longer possible?

fergus111

Does anyone know if these would be eligible to upgrade to win10 for free? … Does anyone know if these would be eligible to upgrade to win10 for free? or am I remembering correctly that that's no longer possible?



Until 29th July....but people have reported some W10 upgrade issues with these tablets

corred1964

Until 29th July....but people have reported some W10 upgrade issues with … Until 29th July....but people have reported some W10 upgrade issues with these tablets


Thanks!
Hopefully it gets here in time, and if the w10 upgrade cocks up i'll just hope that getting it refunded isn't a total pain

For those looking for MHL or Hdmi, why not use media streaming instead, such as ChromeCast, WD live or their equivalents. Far easier than mucking about with wires and cables everywhere...

I don't think there are many devices that do not support media streaming and you have to remember this is a sub £60 8" tablet... Probably on par specwise with a iPad 2, 3 and even some features of the 4's, so even if it doesn't support streaming, (which I don't know if it does or doesn't) it's still a fantastic bit of kit for the money...

Had one of these last year, upgrading to 10 was a nightmare due to lack of touchscreen drivers. not sure I'd it's changed or not.

ittom

For those looking for MHL or Hdmi, why not use media streaming instead, … For those looking for MHL or Hdmi, why not use media streaming instead, such as ChromeCast, WD live or their equivalents. Far easier than mucking about with wires and cables everywhere... I don't think there are many devices that do not support media streaming and you have to remember this is a sub £60 8" tablet... Probably on par specwise with a iPad 2, 3 and even some features of the 4's, so even if it doesn't support streaming, (which I don't know if it does or doesn't) it's still a fantastic bit of kit for the money...



The functionality is vastly different.

I have one of these - its an OK tablet. The biggest issue is that suspend doesn't really work properly so the battery will be gone after a few days where as with an android tablet it will tick away. Its a similar issue with many other windows 10 tablets. Anyway if you want a mini windows machine for half nothing its very good value - Atom has been cancelled now so machines like this will be a thing of the past - new windows tablets will probably be £200 at least.

Windows tablets are the epitome of what's achievable at a staggeringly low pricepoint, truly amazing and also a total and utter disaster of a failure as well. Quite incredible.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 24th Jul 2016

errrr2

​D'uh - look at the total lower right and you'll see they've taken off £ … ​D'uh - look at the total lower right and you'll see they've taken off £9.75 discount. It helps to open eyes before mouth. Thanks OP, heat added although shame it's Windows, might have gone for it if was Android.



​Do you need to be so rude? The link does show £65. Maybe you should think how your post reads before typing anything.

Rubbish!
Died on a Windows 10 update sent it back.

fishmaster

Windows tablets are the epitome of what's achievable at a staggeringly … Windows tablets are the epitome of what's achievable at a staggeringly low pricepoint, truly amazing and also a total and utter disaster of a failure as well. Quite incredible.



Windows tablets are great, they are like a mini PC, and for these kinds of prices, truely amazing. Hope that thing about Atom processors is wrong, they are good for cheap computing with good battery life.

This could be a really cheap, really useful remote control. If the software is available. If you want to display on TV get a Nowtv box (£15 or less) not too much more than a HDMI cable, then "cast" the display to the TV (or is that feature only available on android?)

GwanGy

This could be a really cheap, really useful remote control. If the … This could be a really cheap, really useful remote control. If the software is available. If you want to display on TV get a Nowtv box (£15 or less) not too much more than a HDMI cable, then "cast" the display to the TV (or is that feature only available on android?)



​My son has the Lynx 8. Uses it to watch Netflix, NowTV and Sky on his TV, but that comes with HDMI. He managed to update it to Windows 10 so I'd have thought it been possible on this device.

Looks like they've all gone.

'sgone

Mine arrived yesterday, did the update to Win 10 with no issues.

If anyone has difficulties, this tablet is a rebranded Chuwi Vi8. Plenty of info and driver updates if you search for that online.

After selling the office 365 key it's cost me all of £35 so very pleased. Great bit of kit.

Thanks OP.
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